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  1. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    Fred Miranda reports curvature of field with the 110mm APO-Lanthar, but it may not matter in your use case. See https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1574251/0#14688777


    "By design, macro...
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    Re: 5x4 processing marks. Wetting agent?

    Tray development ? Tank development ?

    You might find it helpful to clean your hands and fingers with Isopropyl Alcohol whenever handling your sheet film. That means before taking it out of the...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you !

    The lock down has many of us looking for subjects in our own back yard :rolleyes:
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/Thermo.jpg
    Thermometer, September 2020
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Very nice !

    Could you explain what you had done to the sensor ?
  6. Re: Best "inexpensive" pigment-based printers for digital negatives in 2020?

    The Piezography system is only for Epson printers. See https://shop.inkjetmall.com/Shop-By-Printer.

    Perhaps you mean that the Piezography processes (for digital negatives and regular printing)...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/PeonyLeaves.jpg
    Peony Leaves, September 2020
  8. Re: Fujinon C 450mm F/12 .5 (or another) to replace Fujinon T 400mm F/8 for Lightweig

    Oops - I tried to delete the message but you beat me to it :)
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    Re: Yellow Staining on Negatives, Please Help

    You might try reducing some of the variables to help identify the cause, as follows:

    1) Clean your hands and fingers with soap and water, then rubbing alcohol, then dry with a clean towel before...
  10. Re: Fujinon C 450mm F/12 .5 (or another) to replace Fujinon T 400mm F/8 for Lightweig

    I've owned both lenses. If you're only ever going to shoot 4x5 (nothing larger) then the vast coverage of the 450C may go to waste. Telephoto lenses for Large Format enable the use of smaller,...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/PhoneNow.jpg
    Antique Telephone, August 2020
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    Re: difference in heliars

    See A Short History of the Heliar Lenses

    I've never seen anyone do a rigorous Heliar-only study where they shoot an unchanging subject under unchanging conditions and simply change the lens - but...
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    Re: Pyocat-HD/-MC 2 Bath Developing...

    My usage of Divided Pyrocat was only for a scanning workflow.

    In the recent thread on developers Finest Grain 120 Film & Developer Combo Currently Available (which prompted Larry to resurrect...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Now we're talkin !
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    Re: Pyocat-HD/-MC 2 Bath Developing...

    Testing with 35mm film is a good idea: we can save on materials and more easily test extreme enlargements.

    If we want a subject in the shadows to end up on Zone IV (as with the barn image above)...
  16. Re: Focal length, distance, and depth-of-field: clarification?

    This tool also simulates the blur, IE the depth of field or absence thereof.
  17. Re: Focal length, distance, and depth-of-field: clarification?

    Given a fixed choice of film size and perspective, if we want greater depth of field we need smaller f/stops.

    This means some combination of faster film, longer exposures and brighter lighting.
  18. Re: Focal length, distance, and depth-of-field: clarification?

    Here's an online tool which actually simulates the blur as you change the variables. You can see for yourself, is it were.

    https://dofsimulator.net/en/
    ...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/PhoneO.jpg
    Antique Telephone, August 2020
  20. Re: Seeking Machinist in Seattle-area for lens mounting

    A few years back I had several custom metal flanges made to mount large barrel lenses onto metal Sinar boards. I simply looked in the Yellow Pages and found a local machine shop. Nothing special.
    ...
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    Re: Focusing at 1:1 magnification

    A 180mm lens on 8x10 gives the same horizontal angle of view as a 90mm lens on 4x5, which is the same horizontal angle of view as a 30mm lens on a 35mm or "full frame" camera. (As a rule of thumb,...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/OldPhone.jpg
    Antique Telephone, August 11 2020
  23. Re: Rodenstock Apo Sironar N or Apo Sironar S 150mm f/5.6

    Lenses are like musical instruments, audio equipment and automobiles. Each has an overall feeling, a flavor if you will.

    This is subjective but for my taste, Rodenstock Sironar lenses not only...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Privyet Yuri -

    We get lucky sometimes :cool:

    - Ken
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    Re: New Epson Scan 2 64 bit For MAC OSX Catalina

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/EpsonOnWindowsOnMac.jpg


    If you don't like the new 64-bit Epson scanner application for MacOS, you can run Windows on your Mac and use the good old...
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    Re: New Epson Scan 2 64 bit For MAC OSX Catalina

    On my Mac I run Windows 10 under VMWare Fusion. I intend to give that a try. I presume the Windows software is unaffected.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/Road17.jpg
    Massachusetts, October 2018
    Sinar P, 200mm Nikkor M
    4x5 FP4+, D-23
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/2016-01.jpg
    Massachusetts, January 2016
    Tachihara Field Camera, 240mm Fujinon A
    4x5 TMY, D-23
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/Typewriter18.jpg
    Vintage Typewriter, April 2015
    Sinar P, 10 3 /4 Apochromat Artar
    4x5 TMY, D-23
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/2014-12-01aRevised.jpg
    Massachusetts, December 2014
    Sinar P, 240mm Fujinon A
    4x5 TMY, D-23
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/StoneWallRevised.jpg
    Massachusetts, 2013
    10 3/4 inch Apochromat Artar
    5x7 Kodak 2D
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Bravo !
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    When an accomplished Fine Art photographer does photojournalism, the results can be amazing !
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    Re: Developer capacity, D-23, and dilution

    Amazing !

    See page 12 of the remarkable Kodak Chemicals and Formulae from 1949.

    Apparently, D-25 is an extra fine grain version of D-23, which Kodak considers "a soft working developer of...
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    Re: Developer capacity, D-23, and dilution

    Yes. I always use a 3-5 minute pre-soak.
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    Re: BTZS Metering Question

    Hi Kirk -

    Yes, as I remove the sheets from their holders, I place them into a water bath and pre-soak for 3-5 minutes.
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    Speaking of Fred, it can often be helpful to select the exact camera position with the camera out of reach.

    Bring the tripod, however. After you find the exact camera location, place the tripod...
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    Re: Pyrocat HD Stain & Base Fog

    See https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?11159-Pyrocat-HD-or-other-developer-for-drum-processing&p=85141&viewfull=1#post85141


    "...However, when we develop film with...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Wonderful photo !
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Genius !
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